'Rally for Callie' to Protest Proposed Medicaid Cuts
Athens for Everyone, and supporters are holding a rally at the Arch Wednesday evening, protesting proposed Medicaid cuts.
The ‘Rally for Callie’ event invites members of the community to join developmentally disabled and special needs Athenians and their families to support those who would be negatively affected by the Senate Health Care bill.
Jill Gambill has a special needs child; she says families like hers depend on Medicaid.
“We’re worried about losing coverage,” Gambill said. “The changes that are being proposed could have a detrimental effect on children and adults who have developmental or intellectual disabilities, and hinder the ability of parents to provide the necessary services for their children.”
The rally is at 5:30 pm this evening. Callie is a 22-year old area woman with cerebral palsy who is unable to walk or speak and requires 24-hour care.
The event is open to members of the community, supporters, and others.